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Charles W. Bagnal
Born April 15, 1934(1934-04-15) (age 88)
Place of birth Mont Clare, South Carolina, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 1956-1989
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held United States Army Western Command
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Charles Wilson Bagnal (born April 15, 1934) is a retired American Army Lieutenant General.[1] He is a former commander of the United States Army Western Command (later United States Army Pacific), which he held from 1985 to 1989. Previously he was Deputy Commanding General for Training of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Deputy Superintendent at the United States Military Academy (from 1977 to 1980), Commander of the Officer Personnel Management Directorate for the United States Army Military Personnel Center, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He is an alumnus of the United States Military Academy, United States Army Command & General Staff College, Georgia Tech, the United States Army War College and McLenaghan High School in Florence, South Carolina (class of 1952).[2][3] He retired August 31, 1989, and later obtained his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina and practiced law. He resides in Columbia with his wife Patsy.

Among his awards are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.


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